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Cyber, space, Middle East join nuclear triad topics at deterrence meeting

The nuclear triad still is seen as a critical deterrent against aggression by U.S. adversaries, but all speakers during a U.S. Strategic Command meeting panel July 27 also discussed the need for deterrence in the cyber and space domains, and the Middle East.

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AFMC commander tours Edwards AFB to assess test center metrics

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, arrived at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 20, 2016, to conduct the latest in a series of fact-finding visits to various centers under the AFMC umbrella.

Air Force photograph by Paul Holcomb Defense

F-35A program has come a long way thanks to Hill airmen

Airmen of the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, have been hard at work preparing the aircraft for combat readiness since receiving the first operational F-35A Lightning IIs in September 2015.

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Lockheed Martin supports installation of long-range sensor for NATO mission

Lockheed Martin recently supported a request from the U.S. Navy to rapidly outfit a Gyrocam® first-generation Vehicle Optical Sensor System (VOSS I) on USNS Grapple, a rescue and salvage ship supporting NATO security missions in the Aegean Sea.

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F-15 unit tests new game-changing processor

The Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., completed an historic test mission July 8 on an aircraft system that will enhance the life and lethality of the F-15.


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Defense

Future USS Detroit completes acceptance trial

Posted  July 22, 2016

Navy photograph by POC Sam Shavers Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus speaks with media after the christening ceremony of the future littoral combat ship USS Detroit (LCS 7) at Marinette Marine Corp. shipyard in Marinette, Wisc. Future USS Detroit (LCS 7) successfully concluded its acceptance trial July 15, 2016, after completing a series…

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Boeing announces presence for EAA AirVenture Air Show at Oshkosh

Posted  July 22, 2016

Boeing, a Platinum Sponsor of the 2016 EAA AirVenture Air Show at Oshkosh, announced today the activities it has planned for the annual air show, July 25-31, 2016. “Everyone at Boeing is looking forward to celebrating the company’s centennial with aviation enthusiasts at this year’s AirVenture,” said Rick Anderson, vice president of sales and marketing,…

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The AFFTM restoration facility has moved

Posted  July 22, 2016

AFFTM photograph The Air Force Flight Test Museum restoration facility has moved from Main Base to the historical North Base. The restoration facility is now housed in perhaps the most historic building on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., the XP-59 hangar.

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Lockheed Martin achieves first PC-21 Flight under Australia’s Pilot Training System Program

Posted  July 22, 2016

Lockheed Martin photograph The Pilatus PC-21 aircraft taking its first initial production test flight at their factory in Stans, Switzerland. STANS, Switzerland–Lockheed Martin and Pilatus Aircraft Ltd have successfully completed the initial production test flight of the first PC-21 aircraft destined for the Australian Defence Force under the AIR 5428 Pilot Training System program. Under…

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Defense

U.S. Navy tests latest Aegis weapon system interoperability with Spanish navy

Posted  July 22, 2016

The U.S. Navy conducted a series of cooperative air defense test exercises with the Spanish navy that culminated in live missile firing events using the latest Aegis Weapon System baseline July 20-21, 2016.

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